Mark H. Wood
Tue Aug 5 14:53:02 2003
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On Mon, 4 Aug 2003, John B wrote:
> On Monday 04 August 2003 18:09, Eugene Smiley wrote:
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> I hope this doesn't throw wood on the fire, but I use kmail, and when I open
> the composer part of it, there's a drop-down menu that offers the choice of
> 'inline OpenPGP (built in)', 'OpenPGP (plugin)', 'S/MIME (plugin)'. For the
> part where I read my mail, the plugins automatically do what's needed with
> whatever the sender used. To me, it's just hard to beat that...with any kind
> of stick.
Realizing that this is wandering offtopic, I can think of one way to beat
it. Your addressbook should remember which kind of signature each person
prefers. Say you're sending to Fred, Barney, and MrSlate. Fred and
MrSlate can handle only inline sig.s, while Barney can take either kind,
and you prefer attached sig.s. So Barney receives his copy with attached
sig., while Fred and MrSlate receive the same body with an inline sig.,
without you having to do anything special. When replying to a signed
message, default to signing the reply the same way the original was
signed. You should only have to choose when sending to someone whose
preference is not recorded and cannot be deduced.
When taking an address into the addressbook from a signed message, the
form of the message's signature should set the default value for
signature-type in the entry.
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood@IUPUI.Edu
MS Windows *is* user-friendly, but only for certain values of "user".
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